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Bluebeary Ale | Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
New York, United States
rohrbachs.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
45
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
23.26%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 45
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Photo of Zakk
1.75/5  rDev -53.2%

Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from tap and served in a pint glass at the Rohrbach brewpub.

Appearance: The body has a light yellow gold color with light haze and a small bright white head. The head slowly fades to wispy thin covering as I drink and makes a little bit of slick lacing along the way.

Smell: In the nose I pick up a delicate light grain with mellow citrus hops and a light blueberry sweetness.

Taste/Palate: Just like the nose, the flavor brings light pale grain and white bread maltiness with light citrus hops and a thin blueberry syrupy sweetness. The finish is light and fairly dry. Its light bodied and a bit thin but defiantly drinkable.

Notes: Overall it's drinkable and clean but not something I will be seeking out.

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Photo of KrissyKat6
4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ksilver2
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbratt93
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of tomdiamond
4.19/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetBooze73
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A wonderful fruit beer done right. Not too much fruit and solid drinkability without being a watered down or over carbonated mess. The flavor remains consistant throughout the whole beer and is a good choice for a session beer out at the bar as it is light and not filling or as a great addition to the porter which is affectionatly named a "black and blue"

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Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of draftpunk
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of russwilliam
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of MTNboy
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- It is a light golden grassy yellow with a nice white head and lace.
This beer looks like the good stereotype of a beer.

Smell- The berry smell is predominant as should be but the malts are there in the nose too. There is even a light hop aroma.

Taste- Great berry and hop taste blended together this is a great example of this style beer.

Mouthfeel- There was a lot of fizz bite to this beer. The body is pretty light though and clean.

Drinkability- A very crisp and refreshing beer.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

16oz can into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Clear straw color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is a touch below average and just a few wisps of lacing are left.

3.5 S: Pleasant blueberry permeates the air. There's not much to say about the base beer. It's clean overall, perhaps a touch grainy with a light hay component. The blueberry covers up most of it.

2.5 T: Like 98% of fruit beers, this one doesn't commit to the blueberry. There's enough to give it a nice aroma, but not enough to hold its own in the taste. Thus, it comes across as too watered down. Again, this is clean overall with light grassy/hay.

3.25 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lawnmover beer drinkability.

2.75 D: Not terrible for a fruit beer, but needs either a lot more fruit or none to become a better beer.

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Photo of km000
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Black7Blue
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Light colored, not too exciting. Small if any head. But coming from a growler, what do you expect.

S - Love that blueberry smell coming out of the glass. Makes you think like the beer part is secondary.

T - Good taste. Nothing really special. Feels like the focus is on the blueberry and not the beer supporting it.

M - Very light in the mouth, not too strong at all

D - Drinkability or danger. This stuff goes down real easy and can make pint night at this great place a lot of fun. great for the growler at parties when introducing people to new beers. And it's local and down the stree from my job (at least for me), so i'll support it.

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Photo of grahambo
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is my favorite Blueberry Ale. Whether on tap at a Rochester Red Wings game at Rohrbach's or in a growler from Beers of the World. This beer does not disappoint.

The beer pours a very light straw color with a relatively thick white head. It smells just as you would expect, like blueberries, but there is also a hint of wheat like an American pale ale.

Taste is very blueberry, but not overpowering at all, quite refreshing. After the initial berry taste, the beer has a nice wheaty warming to it. There is nothing better while watching baseball on a warm summer day.

Mouthfeel is what you would expect, crisp and thin. Overall, I would recommend this beer.

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Photo of wiseguy142
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewery. A really great blueberry beer if I've ever had one. Pours a slightly hazy dark yellow with adequate lacing. Aroma is of sweet grains and mild blueberry. As for taste, this is probably one of the best blueberry beers I've ever had. It's strong in blueberry flavor, but not sickening like a lot of them out there. A nice balance between the fruit and the malt. No detectable hops forthright. Also, it's a nice medium body- a lot of wheat fruit beers can be too much like flavored soda water but this one definitely screams out "BEER." Overall, very nice. Would buy again.

Edit: Ok, not a wheat beer but my description stays about the same. Great beer, great use of blueberry flavor.

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Photo of Keith27614
4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CalebDouglas
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docrock
3.27/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chefduff2
2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of LumpyGuitar
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler of this at Rochesters Beers Of the World.

Poured a clear golden yellow with a thin foamy white head. Minor lacing, head retention is poor.

Smells a tad wheaty, light malt, blueberry is very mild.

Taste is very mild. Light wheat profile, blueberry flavor. Blueberry seems almost like an afterthought, and despite the name the flavor doesn't dominate or even shout to you. Mild malt. If I hadn't known I'd have thought this was a hefe or wheat beer with the fruit added as an afterthought.

Mouthfeel is very light bodied, crisp and fresh, really the best part of this beer.

Drinkability is good. I could down a growler of this by myself on a hot summer day, and I'll be getting this growler refilled.

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Photo of MrDanno96
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow color with just a little cloudiness in it. A little foamy lacing, but not much.

S: A distinctive but subtle sweet blueberry aroma along with a fair amount of wheat and a bit of lemon peel.

T: Pretty grainy flavor: wheat, bread, biscuits, etc. A distinctive blueberry is also detectable especially in the finish. A subtle bite of pepper in the finish as well.

M: A pretty light body with a strong bite from the carbonation.

D: A pretty nice drinking beer from a solid local brewery (for me). Nothing extraordinary jumped out at me, but a decent blueberry beer overall.

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Bluebeary Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
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